Farmers

Youyang Song

Youyang is a textile researcher and fashion designer based in Berlin. Her focus is on the research of innovative biomaterials.

#Cooking New Materials

Mohammad Moradi

Mohammad is a technologist and an Industrial Design graduate of weißensee school of art and design. He has expertise in the field of medical devices and is specialized in Brain-Computer-Interfaces.

#Kiobee

Georg Klöck

Georg is a Product Design graduate of weißensee school of art and design. ‍He has experience in Interaction and Interface Design for the mobility sector. Georg’s work focuses on the interface between man and machine.

#Kiobee

Paulina Grebenstein

Paulina is a product and strategy designer. After internships and study stay in Norway and Taiwan, she completed her studies at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and developed a strong interest in the theme of the city worth living in.

#urban:eden

Facundo Gutierrez

Facundo is an industrial designer with extensive experience in the field of medical devices. He is interested in the application of bio-inspiration for the development of novel solutions for complex, multi-constrained problems.

#MotorSkins

Juan Opitz-Silva

Juan is a business developer with a Master’s in Open Design from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the University of Buenos Aires. He has expertise in project management, technology, and business development.

#MotorSkins

Anouk Hoffmeister

Anouk is an Interaction Designer with a background in Sociology. Since she graduated in 2012 at weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she did research on the design of collaborative tools in the context of analog and digital knowledge

#elevation

Steffen Sennert

Steffen is a freelance artist and has a degree in audio and video engineer majoring in jazz saxophone at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule and University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.

#composer

Madeleine Marquardt

Madeleine is a Textile and Surface Designer with a focus on process development. During her studies at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she focused on dynamic work processes and artistic research.

#ILPS

Moritz Vetter

Moritz is a mathematician, programmer and a person with a variety of passions. He is dealing with complex problems both in his studies and in his work which he solves theoretically as well as in practical applications.

#Flow

Robin Hoske

Robin is an Industrial Designer working towards the field of design and innovation. In his works, he is mostly fascinated by technologies and their contextualization, as well as the design of the process as a foundation for innovative research.

#Ultra

Henning R. Horstmann 

Henning is an Industrial- and Interaction Designer with extensive experience in the design of vehicle interiors. With his Master’s Degree, he developed a deep understanding of digital creation processes, immersive real-time applications and spatial interaction.

#Onboard

Michael Dietz

Michael studied interface design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and believes in design based on informed decisions. With a focus on the systematic and human-centered design of software interfaces, he worked for start-ups and corporations in Berlin, Hamburg and New York.

#Onboard

Lukas Olfe

First, there was the exploration of aesthetical habitats with the photo-camera at the Ostkreuzschule for Photography, later followed a change to the weißensee school of art and design Berlin to approach this subject from a more theoretical-interdisciplinary direction.

#Raaago

Victor Nagel

Victor approaches the topic of design from a communicative, philosophical and economic perspective. He graduates in GWK at the University of the Arts in Berlin, a degree in business administration at the University of Potsdam, and has a master‘s degree in interdisciplinary management at the University of St. Gallen.

#Raaago

Tim Vormbäumen

Tim is a Visual Artist and Designer. Throughout his international experience in working with international teams & with artists, such as Melbourne, or while working in the cultural department for the Goethe Institute in Maputo, he gained a lot of knowledge in working in interdisciplinary teams.

#Raaago

Natascha Unger

Natascha completed her MA in textile and surface design at weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2018. As a textile and surface designer, her work focuses on the interfaces between design, art and architecture.

#Stone Web

Idalena Rapp

Idalena completed her MA in Textile and Surface Design at weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2018. Her focus is on materiality and textiles in the spatial context.

#Stone Web

Sabrina Weigt

Sabrina is a Fashion Designer specialized in knitwear with a bachelor and master degree from HTW Berlin and weißensee school of art and design Berlin.

#Cosy Codes

Victor Gonzalez

Victor is a studied Mechatronics from Mexico City, where he started product design studies, what he completed with an MA in Germany. As a Product Designer, he researches social behavior and the perception of people.

#Melodic-Scribe

Jihye Kang

Jihye is a Product Designer based in Berlin, with a strong musical background. She completed her Master‘s degree at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2018.

#Melodic-Scribe

Hans Illiger

Hans is an Interaction Designer, Programmer, and Technology Enthusiasts. He deals with complex problems in the fields of social work and health care and generates innovative solutions both conceptually and prototypically.

#Flow

Bernardo Aviles-Busch

Bernardo is a Product Designer and Artist with a strong interest in sound and visual arts. He studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona and Product Design at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin and worked at Jin Kuramoto Studio in Tokyo.

#AudioGait

Maria Braun

Maria is a Product Designer. She works between the poles of tradition and innovation by focusing on the objects of everyday use. During her product studies at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she specialized in the processing of ceramic materials and glass.

#Univessels

Leon Laskowski

Leon is an Industrial Designer based in Berlin. He graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2017. Before and during his studies at the écal (Lausanne) and the weißensee school of art and design Berlin, he gained expertise in a range of different design studios.

#All in

Stefan Bethge

Stefan is a Software and Hardware Developer from Berlin. In his work, he focuses on minimal design, human-machine interaction and interfaces development. He works with various modern technologies in the field of human-machine interaction like human sensing and augmented reality.

#Pathfinder

Kristina Huber

(aka Ksti Hu) is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist, living between Frankfurt and Berlin. Ksti Hu’s work is as versatile as it is upfront while always pushing the envelope of different fields and media.

#Pathfinder

Florian Frenzel

Florian is a Graphic, Interface and Sound Designer from Berlin with a focus on experimental sound research in connection with modern visual media and technologies. Florian also works as a freelance graphic designer and sound producer for, among others Tomlab, !K7, Karaoke Kalk, and Universal Publishing

#Pathfinder

Jonas Schneider

Jonas is a Product and Interaction Designer. In his work, he focuses on the communicative qualities of products. His interest lies in the scope of implementing new technologies and he visualizes his ideas with the help of physical prototypes.

#Sweep

Valentin Lindau

Valentin is an Interaction Designer with a background in classical product design and craftsmanship. He has a strong understanding of technical approaches and mechanical principles.

#Sweep

Yomi Ajani

Yomi is a Product and Interaction Designer in Berlin who studied at the University of Arts Berlin and the TAMA Arts University in Tokyo. A recurring topic of his works is the potential of digitalization of bicycles and its effect on existing concepts of mobility.

 #ultrabar

Eric Esser

After studying to become a Goldsmith at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau in 2010, Eric went on to study Product Design at the University of Arts in Berlin. His focus is on a combination of geometric and material research to develop different principles for the FDM process.

#Printing Explorations

Sara Diaz Rodriguez

Sara is a Textile Designer and specialized in connecting new technologies with traditional textile techniques. In her project, she develops new technology for textile manufacturing.

 

#Hilanderia

Johannes Elias Lohbiler

Johannes is a Creative Technologist who lives and works in Berlin. He is the seventh generation carpenter with a BA in Product Design and an MA in Interaction Design. Currently, he is running solution.io and is a creator of dadamachines.

#dadamachines

Lucas Rex

Lucas is an Interaction Designer with a background in product design and a committed user advocate. He is a fan of pragmatic solutions and design sprints.

#Shortcut

Maximilian Mahal

Max is a Product Designer with a background in craftsmanship. He has a strategic focus and a strong expertise in rapid prototyping.

#Shortcut

David Kaltenbach

David is Product Designer with a focus on interaction. He has a great sense for potential innovations and turning them into reality and a strong eye for visuals.

 

#Shortcut

Ursula Wagner

Ursula is a Textile Designer and lecturer focussing on the sculptural and three-dimensional aspects of textile construction. Her work is an investigation of sculpting with industrial weaving machines, aiming to weave textile objects that shape themselves. 

#DynamicFabrics

Charlotte Dachroth

Charlotte is a Textile and Surface Designer and her fascination with light comes from her awarded to research on surfaces and materials with the focus on the phenomenon of „Glanz“ (brilliance).

#Project Halo

Ole Jeschonnek

Ole is focusing on the product side of light. In the past, he used to run the department of product development in a famous lighting design studio. His award-winning designs and installations were exhibited at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture.

#Project Halo

Esther Zahn

Esther is a Berlin-based Fashion and E-Textile Designer. She gained extensive experience in the area of FashionTech over the course of past years. For instance, she developed textile sensors to integrate and control music in garments. 

#UX.FTT

Kristin Dolz

Kristin is a Product Designer with a strong connection to design-driven research. The focus of her work is the conception of form which involves the emergence, transformation, and resilience.

#ErosiveModelling

Konstantin Laschkow

Konstantin is a Fashion Designer with a distinct focus on jacquard knitting techniques. He graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2013. 

 

#Case Studies

Marina Wilhelm

Marina is a Textile- and Surface Designer with a focus on alternative production methods of clothing and its personalization. The Project Body Loom System has developed through her MA degree at weißensee school of art and design Berlin. Additionally, she studied fashion design at Nuova Academia di Belle Arti, Milan in Italy.

#BodyLoomSystem

Dawei Yang

Dawei is a Product Designer and digital artist living and working in Berlin and Beijing. His projects span from interaction design to research-based process design, and from software development to explorations of digital materiality.

#AdditiveAddicted

Babette Wiezorek

Babette is a Product Designer who works at the interface of materials, technologies and the processes that connect them. She focuses on additive and computer-aided technologies (3D-printing) using fluid materials, in particular ceramics.

#AdditiveAddicted

Yolanda Leask

Yolanda is a Textile and Surface Designer based in Berlin. During her studies at Berlin weißensee school of art and design, she began to explore the issue of sustainability in fashion and continues to creatively test the boundaries of nonwoven textile production.

#Doppelhaus

Oleg Pugachev

Oleg is a Product Designer based in Berlin. The main focus of his practice lies in the field of furniture and lighting design, for which he received several awards and recognition

#OSW Møbel

Johannes Grune

Johannes is a Furniture and Interior Designer based in Berlin. Having first trained and worked as a master carpenter, he later studied product design at the weißensee school of art and design and furniture design at the Royal Danish School of Architecture Copenhagen.  

#OSW Møbel

Coordination & Organisation

Anastasia Zagorni
Coordinator & Coach

Anastasia is coordinating all activities at DesignFarmBerlin.

Until recently, Anastasia was acting as an Innovation Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute of Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology. In her work she is particularly focusing on creating the right environment, including collaborators and finance, to make innovative ideas flourish.

With her background (MBA) and experience in applied research she is now supporting design-in-tech teams in strategy development.

Melissa Lukowski
Coordinator & Coach

melissa.lukowski@designfarmberlin.de

Melissa supports founders in the field of marketing and communication. In addition, she develops and creates the communication strategy and implementation of the DesignFarm.

Melissa also works as a Strategic and Brand Designer. She graduated from Köln International School of Design as an interdisciplinary designer.

Ipek Erdöl
Student assistant

İpek is a graphic designer with a focus on editorial design, printmaking, and illustration. After graduating from BA in Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, she established Studio These Days with her partner.
Currently, she studies Visuelle Kommunikation at Kunsthochschule Weissensee.

Mentors

Prof. Carola Zwick

Carola is a Professor of Product Design, an initiator of DesignFarmBerlin and a passionate entrepreneur. In her work Carola especially focuses on Interaction Design and User Experience Design.

Through her career, she has been coaching alumni in three different universities  (alumni now working with Apple, BCG, Audi, Frog, Spotify, Yahoo, Here, MyKita, SAP, Walmart). She is a co-founder of an internationally acting design agency Studio 7.5 Berlin. Apart from that, Carola is also a Principal Investigator at the Cluster of ImageKnowledgeGestaltung at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Bach

Olaf is a visiting Professor of Business Economics at the weißensee school of art and design and an initiator of DesignFarmBerlin. His teaching and research focus on creative entrepreneurship, design thinking and business design as well as the strategies, institutions and socioeconomic processes in creative industries. Lecturing management and organization design at the University of St. Gallen and with a background as project manager of a leading global strategy consulting firm he gained an extensive experience in consulting and coaching start-up teams. Olaf is an initiator of the «Art Business Coaching» at the Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat

Jörg is a Professor of Theory and History of Design with a focus on “practice-based research”.

Earlier, he acted as a Professor of Design in Dresden focusing on design-driven research and business collaborations as well as effective product design. In 2005 he initiated and managed the Institute for Innovation and Design at the Center of Applied Research and Technology (e.V.) with the aim to transfer design to small and medium businesses.

Prof. Christiane Sauer

Since 2013 Christiane Sauer has been a Professor of Textile and Surface Design with focus on Material and Concept. Earlier, she has been involved in education, research and consulting in the area of material development for architecture and design. Christiane is currently running her own agency in architecture Formade – Agency for Material and Architecture. Additionally, Christiane is a member of smart3 Consortium for Development of New Products with Smart Materials and a co-founder of the design marketing platform – Architonic.

Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina

Since 2008 Zane Bernina has been a Professor of Textile and Surface Design with a focus on the conceptual development of materials and surfaces. In the past, she was involved in various interdisciplinary research projects related to various aspects of design, technology, natural sciences and society. Zane also acted as a lecturer and researcher in the area of Soft Technologies and Smart Textiles. She is a co-founder of the research platforms: eLab – Laboratory for Interactive Technologies and greenlab – Laboratory for Sustainable Design Strategies. Apart from that, Zane is a member and a principle Investigator of the Research Consortium  smart3 I materials, solutions, growth for the Development of New Products with Smart Materials.

Veronika Aumann

is a textile designer and researcher. She investigates conceptions of the digital and designs materials and material fictions from which new and unexpected interactions between humans, machines and materials emerge. Veronika Aumann is currently working on the practice-based research project “Digital Materials” as part of the excellence programme “DiGiTal” in the field of “Design and Experimental Materials Research” at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. Since January 2019 she is a Ph.D. candidate of the PhDArts Program at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) in Leiden and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, NL.